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A stack of brownies on a whit plate with a strawberry on the side.
Easy Brownie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
A recipe for 5-Ingredient Brownies takes away all the excuses for not making brownies for the family, bake sale or just for yourself. A quick mix together and about half an hour in the oven and you'll be in brownie heaven.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian, Easter
Servings: 16 Brownies
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF and grease an 8-inch cake pan with butter.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a double boiler, or carefully in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, until it reaches the ribbon stage (the eggs fall from the beater in one solid line like a ribbon). Add the salt and beat well. Drizzle in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  4. Stir the flour into the mixture just until no streaks of flour can be seen. Try not to over-mix at this stage.
  5. Transfer the batter to the greased cake pan, smoothing out the surface.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out relatively clean.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. Then, remove the brownies from the pan, cut into squares and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Brownie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.